At the risk of making myself about as popular as the West Ham supporters on here last week I ask the question, ‘Would you be tempted to cash in on Gareth Bale?’
Gareth put pen to paper on a new deal in the week and that showed what we all know – that he loves it here at the Lane. However, that won’t stop the transfer rumours coming back once this season is over.
We all know what a genius this player is and how exciting it is to watch him in full flow. Not only does he win games and scores goals, the thrill that he brings when he’s on the ball is a throwback to some of the other great players of the recent past – Waddle, Ginola, Anderton (when fit and firing). He’s a player in the Tottenham mould, that’s for sure.
However, there was something inevitable about his latest hamstring injury and although no-one at Spurs will be particularly sorry about his absence for Wales at the weekend, he risks missing vital league games and at least one of the ties against Real Madrid.
So what do we have – a genius whose can turn it on consistently season after season, or an injury prone player who other teams are starting to work out?
We all know where the squad needs strengthening and some new faces up front are badly needed for the new season. No-one really can say what transfer fee he would command, but £40m would be a decent war chest for Harry to go spending with. Add to that the money Levy has promised and a few quid for our current strike force and that’s a tidy sum. Next season, after a few injuries that £40m could come down, and the clubs that spend that sort of money may have lost interest.
Spurs should no longer have to sell their best players and I wouldn’t advocate this for Modric, but he turns it on week in week out. I love watching Bale in full flow and I hope he stays fit and keeps doing it for years. I’m not saying this is a good idea, I’m just asking the question – at what point would an offer for Bale be too good to turn down?